thanks, i really hope so. Gabriel had been reducing his feeds too but this was a very dramatic stop! i am going to keep trying especially at night when he's sleepy but am bothered if ti takes too long my milk will have dwindled - i've been expressing but am not veyr good at it and really jsut relieving the discomfort rather than getting much off to keep up a supply. i wouldn't even mind if he woudl take a bottle as i'm back to work soon and it would be easier then.
hope your little man is feeling better soon too xx
Hi have any of you lovely tb girls ever had their bf baby repeatedly refuse the breast? my lo is 9 months and has fed fine til 3 days ago. tues eve at bedtime he just wouldnt even latch on, turned away and got upset if i tried again, mananged to get him to sleep although he was obviously hungry, thought he'd want a feed during the night but same every time just desperate to get away and seemed really upset i'd tried. wanted nothing in the morning so i gave him water in a cup but he onyl drinks a few sips from his cup. and has always refused a bottle with anything in it. he's been ill this week with cough cold etc and is still eating solids although not as much as normal. dosed up on calpol and ibuprofen (as doctor advised at start of week for his cough etc )and plug in vapour in his room, plus teethign gel and ashton parsons powder as i think he teeth are bothering him too. i thought maybe it's sore gums/teeth or a sore throat that's upsetting him but he seems happy enough to eat and have a cup in his mouth?
yesterday i tried allsorts to get him tofeed, quiet dark room, differnet positions, skin to skin, had abath with himm let him just lie on my chest so if he wanted to to find the breast he could etc etc.... nothing. at bedtime i did manage to get him to have a short feed as he was sleepy and his eyes were closed so he didn;t see me coming (so to speak!) and he fed til he was asleep. thats the only milk he's had since tues afternoon - now thurs eve and he's a hungry boy normally! refused all day today and i tried again to get him when sleepy but no success this time. he has just screamed for over 2 hours before falling asleep so tired and upset and i know he is hungry although he ate not too bad today solids. only liquids he's had are sips of water which i've given him often. refuses bottle and cup with ebm or formula or cowsmilk.
if he doesn't want to bf any more i'll get over it but he needs something!!! i'm feeling a bit rejected by it and although i've read it's not me he's rejecting but the milk/the feeding process but it's hard.
does any one have any thoughts or suggestions as to what i do!!!!! any comments appreciated,
by the way no-one's been on here in the last day or so i'm guessing you've all been out enjoying the sunshine
we are all ill yet again! fine on sat eve and all woke up in the night with coughs, runny noses and temperatures. fun fun. i have pretty much no voice today and am super tired cos i just couldn't sleep even when these two did. feeling fed up and lonely too which makes being ill even less fun.
oh yeah - meant to say am still bf just now as last few days not too bad but we'll see. i seem to have good and bad spells all the time which is just so trying. am quite chuffed with myself for sticking with it so far though.